Border States Electric Announces Supplier of the Year Recipients

FARGO, N.D. — Border States Electric’s (BSE) Supplier of the Year awards recognize the company’s manufacturer partners that provided exceptional service in 2014.

Eaton receives Above and Beyond Service Excellence award
The Above and Beyond Service Excellence award is given to a supplier that has exhibited unprecedented support to BSE and its customers. It’s structured to distinguish the supplier for providing excellent service and recognizes their dedication to the mutual relationship. In 2014, Eaton Corporation exhibited commitment and dedication to BSE and its customers by going above and beyond with Service Excellence.

Encore receives Sales and Marketing Excellence award
The Sales and Marketing Excellence award is given to a manufacturer partner that actively participates in sales efforts and helps strengthen BSE’s customer base. Nominees are leaders in profitable sales growth, gross margin improvement and product and sales training. These suppliers excel in joint sales and marketing strategies, customer-focused marketing programs, innovative marketing promotions and sales tools and materials. They provide catalog content and support industry initiatives, local branches and new business opportunities with a compelling spirit of partnership. For the second year in a row, Encore received the Sales and Marketing Excellence award for their marketing strategies and outstanding performance.

Leviton receives Operational and Technological Excellence award
The Operational and Technological Excellence award is presented to a supplier that provides innovative, state-of-the-art business practices and quality services. Those nominated for this award are a step ahead of the rest as evidenced by technology-driven logistics, services, inventory performance and communications. The recipient works collaboratively, emphasizing a true spirit of partnership. In 2014, Leviton provided best in class supply chain performance and a high level of technology integration resulting in process efficiencies for both companies.

Regional Supplier Sales Representative or Agency Awards
Regional Supplier Sales Representative or Agency awards are given to supplier sales agencies, agents and representatives that maintain dependable partnerships that go above and beyond to support BSE’s customers and employee-owners.

Recipients must meet all selection criteria including developing localized marketing strategies with BSE branches, offering strong local support for sales calls, resolving issues or problems quickly, driving consistent growth and frequently helping the branches and all departments.

Northeast Region
(Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin)


Northwest Region
(Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming)


South Central Region
(New Mexico, Tennessee and Texas)
Thomas & Betts


South Central Region
(Kansas and Missouri)


Southwest Region
(Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas)


Hubbell Inc.
(William Hamburger and Eric Sorenson)
Southwest Region
Aspen Commercial and Utility Sales


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